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City Hall seeking public input on how to improve community

Journal Staff City Hall is looking for input from residents on a new Community Improvement Plan, or CIP. The plan is designed to encourages investment and achieve various objectives, such as more affordable housing, neighbourhood and downtown revitalization, and improvements in public space improvements, the city said. The updated plan will focus on three key… Read more »

School pulls out all the stops for Grade 8 graduation

Cathy Dobson Some call it the COVID Class of 2020. It’s been challenging for many students graduating during the pandemic without the usual fanfare, but you wouldn’t know it watching the Grade 8s of Bridgeview School parade down Michigan Avenue on June 24. “The parade was a great way to celebrate and keep some of… Read more »

OPINION: Why are so many Sarnians conflicted about their city?

Bob Boulton A few years ago our family returned to Sarnia after more than 40 years of living in Toronto. Some things required an adjustment. The habit of Sarnians to offer directions using landmarks that no longer exist, for example. “You know, down near the old Zehrs.” From my puzzled look I’d invariably get the… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – Chiffon, marble and bunt are all kinds of which baked good? 2 – What medical facility in Sarnia offers free drive-through COVID tests on Saturdays? 3 – A “Canadian tuxedo” consists of blue jean pants and what top? 4 – Baptized at Sacred Heart Parish in Sarnia in 1996, now retired American Olympian… Read more »

SATURDAY UPDATE: No new cases in Sarnia-Lambton for seventh straight day

Journal Staff The COVID-19 situation in Sarnia-Lambton continued to improve today, with no new cases reported for seven straight days. Lambton Public Health said this morning three more people have recovered, leaving the county with just eight active cases. Bluewater Health said no patients have been treated in-hospital for the virus since June 14. And… Read more »

New library curbside pickup service proving popular

Journal Staff The Lambton County Library loaned out 4,317 items to more than 1,200 borrowers during the first week of its new contactless curbside pickup service. Thirteen branches are participating include Bright’s Grove and Mallroad in Sarnia, Corunna and Point Edward. The downtown Sarnia branch is undergoing renovations and not available. Cardholders can reserves titles… Read more »

Hey ump. What are you doing out on the playing field?

Troy Shantz The game of baseball will look different when the Sarnia Braves take to the field again, possibly in a matter of weeks. Baseball Ontario released extensive guidelines last week that explain how teams should play during the COVID-19 pandemic. They include rules for tagging runners on base, sanitizing equipment, and repositioning the umpire… Read more »